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Timothy Snyder
“Avoid pronouncing the phrases everyone else does. Think up your own way of speaking, even if only to convey that thing you think everyone is saying. Make an effort to separate yourself from the internet. Read books.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Ijeoma Oluo
“No matter what our intentions, everything we say and do in the pursuit of justice will one day be outdated, ineffective, and yes, probably wrong. That is the way progress works. What we do now is important and helpful so long as what we do now is what is needed now.”
Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

Connie Willis
“Explain! Perhaps you’d like to explain it to me, too. I’m not used to having my civil liberties taken away like this. In America, nobody would dream of telling you where you can or can’t go.” And over thirty million Americans died during the Pandemic as a result of that sort of thinking, he thought.”
Connie Willis, Doomsday Book

Lindy West
“Feminism is really just the long slow realization that the things you love hate you.”
Lindy West, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Jenny Odell
“But beyond self-care and the ability to (really) listen, the practice of doing nothing has something broader to offer us: an antidote to the rhetoric of growth. In the context of health and ecology, things that grow unchecked are often considered parasitic or cancerous. Yet we inhabit a culture that privileges novelty and growth over the cyclical and the regenerative. Our very idea of productivity is premised on the idea of producing something new, whereas we do not tend to see maintenance and are as productive in the same way.”
Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

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